IMO postdoc Paulina Aguayo is currently participating in the 7th Congress of European Microbiologists, taking place in Valencia, Spain.
This biennial event is organized by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), bringing together thousands of microbiologists from around the world.
Paulina Aguayo appreciates such meetings because they are extremely important for scientists. “These congresses allow us to update our knowledge of various subjects, such as antimicrobial resistance, microbial ecology of foods, sustainability and climate change,” she explained.
During the event, Paulina presented posters on some of her most recent research conducted at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography. “I presented the results of the experiments I carried out in 2015 and 2016 on board the research vessel Cabo de Hornos as part of my IMO postdoc project, following IMO’s third line of research “adapting to a changing ocean”. Here I showed the results bearing on potential mutations in ocean microbial communities exposed to high pCO2 levels and low pH, simulating future ocean acidification scenarios,” said Aguayo.